On Friday, 19th March 2021, King James Foundation, a Non-Government Organisation in Ghana presented surgical equipment to Nsawam Prisons Hospital. This donation was done in partnership with its foreign partners (Advent Hospital Florida, Ghana West Africa Medical Incorporation, Florida) to aid quality health care service.
According to the Chief Executive Officer, King James foundation, Apostle Solomon James Mensah, the foundation saw the need to support some vulnerable facilities to improve quality health care in this devastating covid 19 period.
Stating that covid19 has presented a new normal economic hardship in the country which government only can not afford to provide for everyone institution across the length and breadth of the country, hence a collaborative effort from NGOs and individuals will help the country bounce back to its track.
“The foundation has other plans for these facilities anytime the need arises. We hope this little token would meet the intended purpose of the surgical department. It is very encouraging that our partners in the USA and Florida have thought of the welfare of our vulnerable related difficult times like this, he said.
Adding that, the foundation will be working around the clock as well as assisting other institutions across the country when the need arises.
Among the items donated were Pressure bags, Gloves, Gauze Pads, Adhesive Bandages, Aquacel Foam Dressings-Assorted Sizes, Spinal needles, Antiembolism Stockings, Sensicare pads, Volutrol Set, Solusets set, CVP Dressing Kits.
The rest include Administration sets, ET Tube – Assorted Sizes and Types, Erocar Catheter, Magnification Lenses, Surgical Scrub Brushes, Pressure Infuser Bag, Lap Sponges, Large Providone Iodine paint Sponge Sticks, OR Towels, Blood Administration Sets, Disposable Bite Blocks, Foley Insertion Tray, etc.
DDP Samuel Owusu Amponsah Eastern Regional Commander, Medium Security Prison, Nsawam, in his acceptance remarks commended the foundation for the gesture and pledged that the items will be used judiciously.
” We are grateful for the items, it will go a long way to help. These items have come at the right time. We need these and we promise to use them for its purpose”, he said.
Dr Lawrence Acheampong, a consultant at Nsawam prison hospital, seized the opportunity to call on the government, cooperate bodies and Non-Government organizations to construct another hospital in the prison to help generate income for the prison.
“We need one hospital outside the prison to generate money for the prison. The one inside the prison, we can’t make money because everything is free for the inmates. Sometimes, money to specialist after we referred inmates to them becomes difficult but if we have one outside which will be attended by the public, we can make money to pay these bills and purchase other stuff the prison needs”, he started.